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Presidential exhibit on display in honor of President Farley

In honor of President Barbara Farley's inauguration, Schewe Library will feature an exhibit of Illinois College Presidents Since 1829. Thanks to the Susan Allen Student-Faculty Research Fund, Ana Flores '15 and professor Jenny Barker-Devine conducted research through the summer to bring the exhibit to life. Some of the artifacts on display include Edward Beecher's pipe, Rufus Crampton's Civil War-era binoculars and Edward Tanner's college yearbook. Taylor Brien '15 also completed an internship in the Illinois College Archives, funded by the Alice H. Englebach Peace Studies Fund. He assisted with digitizing many of the images and with the final installation of the exhibit. A satellite exhibit titled "First Impressions" is on display in the Paul Findley Congressional Office in Whipple Hall. This exhibit features Edward Beecher's trunk, founding Illinois College documents and quotes from presidents reflecting on their first impressions of the College.

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Visit www.ic.edu or call 217-245-3149 for more information.

Media Contact Information
Office of Marketing and Communications
Todd Spann | Senior Writer
217.245.3149 | icnews@mail.ic.edu

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